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***371 Bentonville Lane Douglasville, GA***

***371 Bentonville Lane Douglasville, GA***

Finally! The home you’ve been searching for in the community of your dreams. This semi-custom traditional home was built for Champions. Offering three level living at its finest; live uniquely in a subdivision (no other home like it). Spacious bedrooms on each level gives endless opportunities for entertaining, in-laws and a growing family. Separate entrances […]

#9 Former neighborhoods, districts and settlements of Atlanta, Georgia

Slabtown or Slab Town was a red-light district established in Atlanta in the 1840s, and located off Decatur Street (on the present site of Grady Memorial Hospital). Largely built with abandoned concrete plates used in construction, called slabs. This wicked development was of great annoyance to the good citizens of Atlanta, as crimes were often […]

#8 Former neighborhoods, districts and settlements of Atlanta, Georgia

Tight Squeeze The area around what is now Tenth and Peachtree Streets began as Tight Squeeze, a lawless shantytown during the period following the American Civil War. It consisted of shanties, together with a blacksmith shop and several small wooden stores, beside a 30-foot-deep ravine, still visible to the east of Peachtree north of 10th […]

Prior Foreclosure, Bankruptcy or Short sale? How long before you can buy a new home?

Vonda Henry with Academy Mortgage has provided a list( Can I Buy )- to help us determine how long one must wait to buy again after experiencing a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short sale.  Lending rules are constantly changing.  Recently, I have been pleasantly surprised to assist many who felt unqualified, in their home purchase.  During the economic down turn- we […]

Real Estate Homestead Exemption

Generally, a homeowner is entitled to a homestead exemption on their home and land underneath provided the home was owned by the homeowner and was their legal residence as of January 1 of the taxable year. (O.C.G.A. § 48-5-40) Application for Homestead Exemption To be granted a homestead exemption, a person must actually occupy the home, […]

Are you an Atlanta native?

If so, you may remember many of the street name changes Atlanta went through. I’m always curious about our streets, and how they came to be, such as Boulevard Granada or Boulevard Lorraine (for some reason I picture a Brothel and over dressed corset wearing prostitutes when I say these names) but I was informed that many of the […]

Affordable Housing Workshop and Bus Tour!

“Dear Friends of Invest Atlanta,   Please help us promote our upcoming affordable housing workshop and bus tour to your employees, friends, constituents, readers and networks. This event is free and prospective home buyers will get a chance to tour available properties in Atlanta neighborhoods and learn how to access up to $40,000 in downpayment […]

Neighborhood LIFT!**Down payment Assistance**

Hello Community!! Are you ready for the Neighborhood LIFT program? Have you not heard? Neighborhood Lift is an initiative that Wells Fargo has created for the City of Atlanta. This program will add a new source of down payment funds for homebuyers  who are buying a home in Atlanta. The funds can also  be used […]